GP faces being struck off after sex case is proven

7:10am Saturday 5th April 2014

A GP faces being struck off after it was proved he had sex with a patient in his consultating room before prescribing her the morning-after pill.

A Medical Practitioners Tribunal upheld allegations that Dr Peter Rubin acted inappropriately by sending the woman intimate texts and pictures, exchanging Christmas presents, and inviting her to the Woodlands Medical Centre, in Woodlands Road, Didcot, for ‘non-clinical reasons’.

The tribunal in Manchester heard the pair had sex in the surgery on Christmas Eve 2007 before Dr Rubin issued her with a prescription for emergency contraception.

The suspended GP continued sending the woman personal messages for the next five years, but she didn’t make a complaint until he is alleged to have forcibly tried to remove her trousers during a consultation in July 2012.

He admitted the relationship, but disputed some of the claims. However, the panel found proved almost all allegations brought against him.

It also found proved claims that he asked another patient, aged 21 to kiss him.

It described his conduct as “misleading” and “dishonest” and told him: “By reason of the facts alleged, your fitness to practice is impaired because of your misconduct.”

The tribunal can now suspend him, strike him off the medical register or take no further action.

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